Increasing The Value Of NZ Macadamia Nuts Through Nutrition And Health Claims

The High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge
just lately funded a mission so as to add to the gross sales worth of New
Zealand-grown macadamia nut merchandise. Currently, out there
dietary data for macadamias applies primarily to
abroad varieties. Scientific proof can be missing as
to why New Zealand macadamias differ in style and dimension so
profoundly from the identical varieties grown in different
international locations.

Torere Macadamias Limited (TML) in
Gisborne, with Plant & Food Research, have been awarded
$43,220 over 4 months for a mission that may determine
and confirm the distinctiveness and dietary worth of Aotearoa
New Zealand-grown macadamias. This data will present a
sound foundation upon which to develop and validate progressive
high-value merchandise for future native and export
markets.

TML’s intensive analysis over a few years
has recognized the perfect industrial dropping varieties
appropriate for the New Zealand local weather. Staff of TML are all
Māori, together with whānau and trainee Orchard Managers from
the Eastern Bay of Plenty, the East Coast and
Gisborne.

“Our workers’s well being and social
well-being are vitally essential and supported by TML with a
secure, natural office,” says Vanessa Hayes, Ngai Tai,
Whakatohea & Te Aitanga a Mahaki
, TML Director.
“Staff achieve expertise in all facets of the macadamia
enterprise, from planting seed nuts to product gross sales and
advertising.

“Torere Macadamia workers are dedicated to
coaching and dealing collectively to develop their whenua
organically and sustainably with nice pleasure,” she
says.

“HVN is vastly supportive of industries like
TML,” says Joanne Todd, Director of the High-Value
Nutrition National Science Challenge. We are very excited to
be capable to fund small, progressive, industries like TML, who
not solely add to our future Aotearoa New Zealand native and
export markets, however are additionally a particularly high-value meals
product, “ she says.

On Sunday 6 June, 2021 the New
Zealand Macadamia Society held their Conference and Annual
General Meeting in Karaka.

The convention supplied an
alternative for members to listen to from trade leaders and
representatives, and to debate their numerous experiences as
growers and suppliers within the Macadamia Industry. HVN’s
Research Operations Manager, Dr Simmon Hofstetter, spoke at
the convention concerning the HVN programme and its assist of
the trade through the newly awarded grant.

Dr
Hofstetter stated: “The convention supplied good perception
into the work being finished to resolve points going through the New
Zealand macadamia trade, together with the growing assist
for its long-term technique. Producers and researchers are
working collectively to know and clear up challenges to the
trade, and the High-Value Nutrition National Science
Challenge is honoured to have the ability to assist a chunk of the
trade’s ongoing efforts.”

The HVN Challenge is
a mission-led programme of progressive analysis into the
well being attributes of New Zealand-produced meals for our
main export markets.

The Challenge will, over the
subsequent three years, fund plenty of tasks by way of a
aggressive contestable funding course of, and has just lately
accredited different contestable
funding opportunities
with enterprise companions. The HVN
Contestable Fund Request for Proposals stays open for
functions. Read extra right here: https://www.highvaluenutrition.co.nz/funding-opportunities/rfpdocuments/.

Note:

Vanessa
Hayes owns and runs Torere Macadamias Limited (TML) – a
whānau operated enterprise with the aspiration to develop a
thriving Aotearoa New Zealand Macadamia trade.

For
extra data:

High-Value
Nutrition Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga is among the eleven
National Science Challenges. The Challenge has $45 million
of funding over a 5 yr interval. HVN web site: https://www.highvaluenutrition.co.nz.

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